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Wellington’s Snapper up for International Technology of the Year Awards in London
Posted on 16-Jan-2013 18:47 | Tags Filed under: News



Wellington-based Snapper has wowed the world by being nominated for an international technology award in the United Kingdom.

Touch2pay with Snapper Mobile has been selected in the Technology of the Year Award at the MasterCard Transport Ticketing Awards that will be announced in London on January 29th.

Touch2pay is a Smartphone application that upgrades your phone to a mobile wallet.

Snapper is the first company in the world to create a mobile wallet that’s working now for public transport, taxis and retail.

The website for the awards states that the category Snapper has been selected for “recognizes a ticketing technology or a solution company which has developed a brand new product which is set to revolutionise ticketing as we know it”.

‘We are delighted with the international recognition that Snapper stands among the world’s best,” said CEO, Miki Szikszai.

“It is another acknowledgement of the innovation and the hard work that the Snapper and 2degrees teams have invested to create Touch2Pay with Snapper Mobile.”

This latest recognition comes after Snapper made it into the 2012 Deloitte Fast50 Awards for the Fastest Growing Technology Business in the North island.”

It has also been selected for the 2012 Deloitte Asia Pacific Fast 500 in December 2012.

'Touch2pay' was launched in May last year by Snapper and 2degrees. The technology is capable of revolutionizing how we pay for things by making coins, EFTPOS and credit cards obsolete for small everyday transactions.

It works by simply touching your phone against a Snapper reader to instantly pay for things like the bus, taxi, coffee or lunch.

Transactions are three times faster than EFTPOS and six times faster than credit cards. It also does away with bank fees, PIN numbers, signatures and receipts.

While the shortlist of three companies was selected by a panel of experts, the winner will be determined by public vote.

Miki Szikszai has called on all Wellingtonians and Snapper customers to vote online to support this local Kiwi company. Voting closes Friday 18th January 2013.


More information: http://www.transport-ticketing.com/s1901/...




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